They have a Future Gamers of America, right?

Sam just said something that sounded exactly like “Gary Gygax.” I replied, “You want to play D&D?” and he said, “Uh-huh!” I assume he thinks it’s a game for the Nintendo.

I have, in fact, never played Dungeons & Dragons. It’s on my 30 While 30 list, which I have been neglecting. Last night Shelby offered to run a game for me and Will using the original 1978 book. AWESOME. You know what original rules means? NO ALIGNMENT. So I can continue to believe that alignment is just another made-up thing people are talking about to mess with me. (Except I just went to find the site that offered all the original books as downloads so I could link to it, and apparently Wizards of the Coast changed their minds about allowing it, so I’m not sure whether it’s happening after all. Cock. I mean, we can always play AD&D, but see above re: alignment.)

Also, does anyone think it is strange that Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson died within a year of each other? I mean, sad-strange. OR MAYBE SUSPICIOUS.

7 thoughts on “They have a Future Gamers of America, right?

  1. Jess

    April 11, 2009 at 8:12am

    You know, if your DM is cool, you don’t have to be bound by the whole alignment thing. I see them as less like rules and more…guidelines, really. [/Sparrow]

    Also, they totally simplified the alignment rules in the latest edition and I haven’t seen anything in the character classes that tells you what alignment you must be to play particular classes. I think they’re more just there for flavour, which is what I always thought they should be.

    Hmm, apparently D&D is what it takes to get me to post these days. I am a woman obsessed.

    Jess’s last blog post..I do all my own stunts

  2. ChiaLynn

    April 11, 2009 at 9:39am

    “does anyone think it is strange that Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson died within a year of each other? I mean, sad-strange. OR MAYBE SUSPICIOUS.”

    Probably part of their original pact with the devil. I mean, you do know that when you play D&D, you’re condemning your immortal soul?

    ChiaLynn’s last blog post..I’m a mess

  3. Annika

    April 11, 2009 at 3:51pm

    Why do you think I am so anxious to play?!

  4. K

    April 12, 2009 at 4:05pm

    AD&D . . . Attention Deficit and . . . . DRAGONS!!

  5. Shelby Grant

    April 12, 2009 at 8:47pm

    I got the module used from Amazon, but can’t find the original rules. However, they are not as necessary, as they can be approximated from the current rules and what I think I remember. : ) Okay, I will look for the rulebooks. I am not sure there is time to go to VA and dig them out from the box they are in somewhere.

    It will happen! Before July!! I will make it happen!

    PS: Basic DnD has three alignments: Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic, and they are part of the game so y’know, at least at first.

    Shelby

  6. Annika

    April 14, 2009 at 3:39pm

    I can handle lawful, neutral, chaotic, though you’ll forgive me if I refuse to use the A word. It’s when you get into all the lawful/good nonsense that my head threatens to explode.

    I’ll see what they have at Last Grenadier.

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